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Poster: Spuzz Date: Jun 2, 2004 4:28pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Night Of The Ad Eaters!

Just saw an AMAZING show here at the Pacific Cinematheque called 'Night Of The Ad Eaters'. Essentially, a collection of the finest (?) French Advertising from the past 50 years. Everything from Beer commercials from Sierra Leone to GREAT 50's scopitone-type commercials from France. If you ever get a chance, DO try to see this, as this is so amazing.
Perhaps Rick can talk to the people at the Cin?ath?ue Jean Marie Boursicot (the only archive preserving only advertising) to try to get some of those on here?
Anyways, here's a link to the show..

http://www.cinematheque.bc.ca/MayJune04/Adeaters.html

Actually, I just found the official website..
http://www.adeater.com/html/passion.htm



This post was modified by Spuzz on 2004-06-02 23:28:38

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Poster: Spuzz Date: Jun 3, 2004 5:51am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Night Of The Ad Eaters!

And actually, they ALREADY have a library up and running where you can watch some of their commercials!

http://www.adeater.com/bin/view.cgi?/usr2/internet/www/adeater/welcome2.html,1,ZurlW/MULTI/html/cinema.htmlZ

Or here: http://tinyurl.com/3r3f

My god, this is a real find! Most especially, you GOTTA see the older scopitone type commercials.. Like this one..

Oops, none of the links to the actual movies work, I guess you'll have to find out for yourself!
OK, I'll let you be..



This post was modified by Spuzz on 2004-06-03 12:51:40

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Poster: summerseve Date: Jun 2, 2004 10:38pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Night Of The Ad Eaters!

Boy, I really really want to see this stuff, but I'm getting errors for all video content on the site. Spuzz, did it work for you? If so, it must be a temporary glitch.

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Poster: leecherzs Date: Jun 3, 2004 12:17am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Night Of The Ad Eaters!

Got into the main site by copying the entire URL from first entry above,

did some searching and tried to play a choice.

OS used linux.
Xine would not play these commercials.
MPlayer was a choice which worked.
Be sure you have the mplayer browser plugin installed as well.

good luck

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Poster: summerseve Date: Jun 3, 2004 5:29am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Night Of The Ad Eaters!

I see the problem. They're using some funky javascript to open the Mpeg's, and some browsers will return a "Not Found" error. So if anyone else has this problem, try a different browser.
Can't wait to dig in to this collection...

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Poster: Spuzz Date: Jun 3, 2004 5:46am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Night Of The Ad Eaters!

Yes, I do apologize for the links not working, I imagine they're just for streaming purposes only (aka, I've tried to save to computer, and it won't let me). But yeah, make sure you copy the whole url.. Actually, I went to http//www.tinyurl.com and I have converted the url to this:

http://tinyurl.com/3r3f

Hope that works better for you!

Once again, I LOVE the african commercials..

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Poster: summerseve Date: Jun 3, 2004 1:16pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Night Of The Ad Eaters!

Actually, it wasn't just the links above, but also internal links within the site. Some weird code there. Anyway, I know Mozilla works with it. And the site is definitely worth it! Really great stuff, that anyone who enjoys Prelinger should check out.

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Poster: sbirdland Date: Jun 4, 2004 10:23pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Night Of The Ad Eaters!

Thank you mery much to you and archive.org.
I'm french but didn't knew this ad website